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. now, that was four months ago. >> larry: tell you whose strong, biden, right? >> yes, yeah. >> larry: i mean, he is -- he slams the fist down. >> biden, he does, and i asked president obama, doesn't this make you a little uneasy and jumpy? biden makes long passionate arguments. and president obama said no, that's exactly what i wanted him to do. i encourage him. get in there and hammer away. which of course biden does. >> larry: does he make a better case than the president? >> some people have read it and -- because biden said, look, send only 20,000 troops. the focus here is pakistan, not afghanistan. and president obama himself, in one of these meetings, said the cancer is in pakistan, this is where the safe havens are. so -- and biden goes on -- some people think it's a little too long, but it's a very succinct argument. and, of course, biden is the one who experienced -- he's older than obama, almost 20 years. knew vietnam. and vietnam is hovering throughout all of these debates. >> larry: it is, isn't it? >> yeah, it is -- >> larry: you lived through that. >> i lived through it
to discuss joe biden's senate seat with joe biden, rachel maddow. good booking, rachel? the republican nomination for senate from delaware, but i will remember where i was. i was here on msnbc 24 hours ago. and in the wake of that ever lasting gobsmacker, i traveled from our home studios in new york here to washington, d.c. for the rare opportunity to sit down with the man who for a very long time -- a long, long, long time -- held the senate seat that christine o'donnell now wants. tonight my sit-down with vice president joe biden. the vice president had plenty to say about the delaware senate race. a pretty bold assessment of the possible repeal of don't ask, don't tell. and some very direct talk for the democratic base. >> one reason i want to be on your show is to tell the progressives out there, you know, get in gear, man. >> having just given away why the vice president would agree to spend a good part of his day with me today. we will get to the rest of what he had to say about christine o'donnell in delaware, the republican party this year, don't ask, don't tell, and how you ou
-- i'm sorry. vice president biden and president obama. okay? over afghanistan. and biden -- first of all, let's define their relationship. does obama trust biden? >> he seems to. in the interview i did for this book, i pressed the president, did in the debate about the afghan war, did biden go too far as sometimes people think he did? and the president was emphatic and said no, i want him laying out options and alternatives. >> so he did. you believe that the president trusts joe biden. he's there to give him experience, to give him a different point of view, and that obama does listen to him? >> i think there is a difference between trust and wanting someone to express their views. he wants to hear them. i think what i found in all of this is that barak obama trusts his own ability to identify the issues and in the afghan war, he actually designed the strategy. >> obama thinks he's the smartest guy in the room? >> yeah. >> allall right. but does he trust biden in the sense he would confide in biden? >> yes. clearly there are all kinds of scenes in the book where biden comes on th
because it's hard. >> reporter: dr. jill biden is in maryland today. why she's on a mission to improve education next. >> reporter: looks like a great weekend shaping up. i'll have your first weather forecast coming up next. >>> complete coverage continues, sports with mark viviano, ,, i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work. i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> it is clear and 66 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete forecast is coming up. a complaint has been filed, a woman claims sharp forced her to have sex with him and is condu
'donnell. he interviews vice president biden. hi. >> good to be here for the first show. >> we're all pulling for you. >> i could not have a better lead-in. >> break a leg. >> thanks, rachel. 223 years ago tomorrow, congress sent the constitution to the states for ratification. delaware was the first to ratify and became the first state. since then delaware has stayed politely quiet exerting minimal influence on our politics until the first delawarean was elected in 2008 there by opening a senate seat seriously pursued by a former self-described witch turned true believer on tax cuts. delaware's own joe biden will join me to discuss many things, how democrats can counter republican tax cut rhetoric, tea party extremism and hold onto power in the house and senate. >>> all but certain congress will leave without resolving one of the biggest fights of the fall, whether to extend the bush tack cuts. >> the democratic house and senate in a state of paralysis afraid to vote for tax cuts, afraid to not vote for tax cuts. >> we're going to get it done before the end of the year. >> in the words of on
's wars" vice president joe biden is speaking out about his reported clashes with president obama on afghanistan policy. last night on lawrence o'donn l o'donnell's new show "the last word" lawrence asked the president what the situation in afghanistan would look like today if the administration had adopted biden's strategy of fewer troops. >> president obama is president of the united states. i told him i would give him my unvarnished opinion and back it up with the facts as i saw them. the president had the most thorough going review. the american people should read bob woodward's book, at the end of the book they'll see a president who was a leader, a president who approached problems in an analytical way and made sound decisions that everyone signed on to including joe biden. >> that's been the argument from the white house. no controversy here, just vigorous debate at the white house. joe biden also addressed the part of the book where biden reportedly called richard holbrooke "the most egotist cal bastard i ever met." >> it may not shock you that people talk about dixie jus
that you are my heros because it's hard. >>> dr. jill biden wife of the vice president is in maryland today. i'm jessica cartalia, why she's on a mission to improve education next on wjz. >>> and clear skies over maryland, more of the updated first warning forecast with bob coming up. ,,,, as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >>> the mothers of two american hikers still being held in iran are hoping their son's freedom will come next. as manuel gallegos report, they have renewed hope after a third hiker was released. >> reporter: the mother of bouer and p attel can't help but hope their sons are next. shourd released
'm keith olbermann, good night, and good luck. >>> and now to discuss joe biden's senate seat with joe biden, rachel maddow. good booking, rachel? >> yeah, fortuitous timing. i like to think i saw all of this coming, but nobody in america did. thank you, keith. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. i'm not saying that everyone will remember where he or she was when christine o'donnell won the republican nomination for senate from delaware, but i will remember where i was. i was here on msnbc 24 hours ago. and in the wake of that ever lasting gobsmacker, i traveled from our home studios in new york here to washington, d.c. for the rare opportunity to sit down with the man who for a very long time -- a long, long, long time -- held the senate seat that christine o'donnell now wants. tonight my sit-down with vice president joe biden. the vice president had plenty to say about the delaware senate race. a pretty bold assessment of the possible repeal of don't ask, don't tell. and some very direct talk for the democratic base. >> one reason i want to be on your sho
, challenging city senator joe biden. biden won by 457,000 to o'donnell's 140,000. biden outspent o'donnell $4.9 million, to o'donnell's $116,000. nearly 32 times 2 times bigger o'donnell's budget. her opponent for the 2010 republican primary for the u.s. senate was michael castle, a nine-and former two-term governor of delaware. >> don't ever understint the power of we, the people. >> two months ago she had no money, no campaign, and many believed in no chance. with a 23% approval rating, she looked like a long shot against the household name of michael castle. but the palin endorsement led to a $600,000 pledge to the o'donnell campaign by the tea party. even after her victory, last tuesday, republican leaders are still staying away from the nominee. the defeated michael castle refuses to endorse her candidacy. also castle's website on wednesday described o'donnell as "untrustworthy and unfit for offers." as we go into the homestretch to the general election, a new poll shows candidate chris kuntz leading his opponent, republican candidate o'donnell, 53% to o'donnell's 42%. question, true or
are displaced now. bill: he was a bit of a hot cog with colbert, and joe biden will explain why the message he's sending to former president bush... >> the administration has got some critique, criticism from me and my conservative friends, you have not given enough credit to president bush. would you like to take the opportunity, right now... a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack that's caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix, taken with other heart medicines goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death, by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming dangerous clots. ask your doctor if plavix is right for you. protection that helps save lives. [ female announcer ] certain genetic factors and some medicines such as prilosec reduce the effect of plavix leaving you at greater risk for heart attack and stroke. your doctor may use genetic tests to determine treatment. don't stop taking plavix wi
president elect joe biden makes the rounds with the troops, asking everyone from colonels to sergeants to the guys on the front lines, what are we trying to do here? almost everyone, he said, gave him a different answer or just replied simply, i don't know. the obama war plan in afghanistan is the subject of bob woodward's 16th book, "obama's wars." in our spotlight tonight, bob woodward. bob, can you imagine vice president cheney in that same scene of yours that i just recounted about joe bind? >> probably not. he wouldn't go around and ask that question. that wasn't necessarily his style. at the same time, it's conceivable. but as you know, biden has this curiosity and this drive and this kind of soulful engagement with people and so he goes out and says, hey, what are you doing here? and he was very -- this was at the beginning of the administration, actually before they took office. he made the trip to afghanistan and pakistan. and it upset him deeply, and rightfully so that the soldiers on the ground didn't exactly know what the mission was. >> it really strikes me in this book wh
sexual assaults. >>> doctor jill biden, wife of vice president joe biden was in anne arundel county today to stress the importance of education in the nation's community colleges. >> security is tight at anne arundel community colleges arnold campuses as jill biden, wife of joe biden meets with students and faculty promoting the commitment to following the america's community colleges >> president obama wants to meet the goal for america to have the highest number of college graduates. >> reporter: dr. biden taught at community colleges for 17 years and currently teaches english at northern virginia community college. >> say you are my heros because what you're doing is hard and you're persevering. >> reporter: she toured several facilities stopping to make pastries with culinary arts students >> it's exciting. the students know that anne arundel was chosen for the quality, we think the faculty and the programs to help the local economy. >> reporter: also today, the white house announced that dr. biden serves as the first-ever white house summit for community colleges in an effort to furt
hero. >> reporter: dr. jill biden, wife of the vice-president is in maryland today. i'm jessica kartalija. why she's on a mission to improve education next on wjz. , ,,,, everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely. - friend: yeah? car owner: and this is what he had in my budget. friend: oh well, the top is down! car owner: the top is gone! friend: yeah, there's lot's of head-room! car owner: tons of head-room! careful! friend: ow! car owner: that's sharp. friend: cheese! car owner: yeah. sorry. carmax spokesperson: settling for less is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money
is scheduled to perform at the tribute concert after the dedication. dr. jill biden wife of joe biden paid a visit to a aren't county part of ongoing work to showcase how the obama biden administration is committed to supporting america's community colleges and their students. she has taught at community college for the past 17 years. >>> baltimore city community college for their convocation what a beautiful campus. >> you look very nice today. >> i'm trying to look collegiate. >> i agree. it's funny, but people ask about when will this stretch it can't last much longer it's so nice. >> right. >> sunny, 80, no humidity. really it will last well into next week. we could use rain tomorrow night, but it's a nice looking stretch. >> nothing to complaint about. >> maryland one of the best times of year. let's look at the inner harbor. a lot of boaters out and about taking in late summer weather technically still late summer. 77 degrees, humidity 50%. but overall really very, very comfortable. the humidity reading. wind southeast vector at 8 miles per hour. baltimore today a lot of bl
they make a decision. >> the wife of joe biden visited anne arundel community college today. she will head up a first ever commanded college summit. >> the goal of the summit is to show the importance of community colleges. >> it was clear that dr. jill biden was singing the praises of the white house and its support for community colleges. firsthand howh to make her socks from -- from the kitchen to the classroom, jill biden made the rounds to help showcase community colleges and the obama administration commitment to support their vision. >> i am still teaching. i am not northern virginia community college and i was there yesterday. i will be there tomorrow. i teach full-time. i teach english. >> the visit took place as the white house was announcing that she will head of a summit for committed colleges next month. >> the president wants to meet the goal by 2020 for our nation to have the highest number of college graduates. you are working on that. we are working on that. >> the school's president says her demonstration is already developing programs to help reach the president's goal.
tonight have more of my exclusive interview with the vice president of the united states, joseph biden. and there is a political mailer out there that smells like garbage. it has been sent to republican voters. i have a theory it may be art. that's coming up all this hour. >>> we begin with the senate candidate who appears to be following the same trajectory that sarah palin went through in 2008. that trajectory from more or less profound obscuity to instant nationwide stardom. i'm speaking of christine o'donnell from delaware. she's scheduled for her first high-profile right wing event in washington, d.c. tomorrow morning at the value voters thingy. >>> when john mccain picked sarah palin to be his running mate in 2008, the national response was -- let's let meghan mccain say it. >> my initial response was who the hell is sarah palin, like everybody else. >> it was a collective nationwide, who. after we figured out the answer to that question, and boyhowdy did we, the next thing that everybody realized, the instant, real universal analysis of mccain's choice was that it would help the
. we are watching that. let's get to this first for you. vice president joe biden has a message for his fellow democrats, stop whining. president obama is in campaign mode and hits the road to rev up the young voters in new mexico, wisconsin, iowa and virginia. >>> plus -- >> education is not just something that happens in school. we're doing this because it is essential to the well being of our future. >> education nation at nbc. we're taking on the toughest issues facing your kids' education today and throughout the week. >>> plus, sarah palin going dancing. did she get the star treatment? >>> and move over bed bugs. there's a new insect invasion, stink bugs. >>> good tuesday morning to you. i hope we didn't scare you off. i'm richard lui filling in for chris jansing on this day. hoping to energize voters that head to the polls five weeks from today. hit five states in two days beginning with a backyard discussion in new mexico. last night the last word with lawrence o'donnell vice president joe biden talked about the high stakes for his party. >> a lot of democrats who might have bee
there with benches for each of those . 184. you saw joe biden and dr. jill biden, his spouse, are in new york city. this is a national day of remembrance, the president will engage in an act of service here in the washington area. tbd or tba, rather, where he will actually be. and dr. biden and vice presidentme biden will do the same in new york city. meanwhile, the president -- this, never far from anyone's mind. yesterday, amid all this controversy at that press conference in the east room reminding americans that we are not at war with islam. rather, we are at war with those who would bear false witnes against islam, that would use islam under false pretenses to attack this country, alex. >> very good point. mike viqueira from the white house. mike, thanks. >> reporter: certainly. >>> let's take a look at the full schedule of events taking place today. 8:40 eastern, the memorial ceremony in new york will ben with vice president biden and his wife, jill, in attendance. we've seen them there already. at 9:30 eastern, president obama will attend the ceremony at the pentagon. also at 9:30, first l
deemed the surge strategy destined to failure. joe biden called holbrook egotistical. many describe these differences as a healthy debate the president has when making key decisions. white house officials made clear joe biden's description of richard holbrooke was followed by the comment that he was the right person for the job. officials insist no one has time to read the book, they are focused on the mission in afghanistan. >>> it has been six months since the health care reform bill was passed. tomorrow some key elements will go into effect. children can stay on their parents' insurance plans until age 26, companies can no longer deny coverage based on pre- existing conditions. president obama went to falls church to hold a backyard chat. this comes on the heels of a new poll that shows 40% of those surveyed are against the health care reform bill. >> health care was one of those issues we could not ignore. we could not a ignore it because the cost of health care has been escalating faster than just about anything else. >> there are 20 people at today's event in falls church. >>
contracts weren't renewed. >>> the wife of joe biden is at anne arundel community college today. dr. jill biden is talking to the community college. and president obama wants the u.s. to lead the world in awarding college degrees by 2010. he's counting on community colleges to reach the goal. >>> still to come at noon. coming home, one of the american hikers held in prison for a year is a free woman. >>> emergency crews arrive on the scene of a family pet in distress. >>> and take another live look outside. and stick around, your complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> sara shores is a free woman today. the iranny officials say that the rulers mediated a deal for $500,000 in bail for her release. two other americans including her fiance are still in prison. >>> more than a million chuck e cheese rings an eyeglasses are recalled. the consumer product safety commission says that the plastic can break and expose the button type batteries inside. one child swallowed a battery. >>> firefighters push to save a family pet in oregon. a 1500-pound camel named
-president joya biden will travel to ground zero in new york city -- vice-president joe biden will travel to ground zero in new york city. the first lady will travel to pennsylvania to commemorate the crash of flight 93. it two americans died after a gunman wearing an iraqi uniforms opened fire. nine other soldiers were wounded. the soldiers were part of a meeting of iraqi troops in northern iraq. it is the first attack since last week when president obama @ declerck the u.s. combat mission over. -- when president obama declared at the u.s. combat mission over. >> the white house says taxing capital investments could save business $2 billion over two years. the republicans fired back saying he should be focused on spending cuts. the "washington post" abc news poll shows 52% of americans disapprove of president obama's overall performance. 57% disapprove of the way he is handling the economy. chicago mayor richard daley has presided over the nation's third largest city for the last 21 years. tonight he said, it that it. he will not run for a -- another term. he is 68 and has been thinking
're seeing the administration get much more aggressive in tone and message, vice president biden saying stop whining and look for alternatives out there. president obama calling pledge to america irresponsible. today, we'll find out what voters think consumer confidence numbers come out this morning. veronica? >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> american students and teachers could be in for major changes if president obama has his way. the president joined matt lauer for an interview, part of nbc's education nation, a special week of programming on concerns over the education system. the president talks about what he wants to see happening at schools including identifying teachers who do well and getting rid of those that don't. he also talked about something that probably didn't sit well with kids. >> i think we should have longer school years. we now have our kids go to school about a month less than most other advanced countries. and that month makes a difference. >> don't forget, our coverage of education nation continues throughout the day. for more resources and information,
-mail. i'm at "way too early." you know that by now. gentleman joe biden does. the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be the cram session for this thursday, september 9. lots to talk about today, including fidel castro telling an american journalist that communism doesn't work. he has not read a newspaper since 1989. plus, google finally did read our minds. a new program that anticipates what you're searching for and gives you all of the search rules before you've even told google what you're looking for. it's getting a little scary out here. but get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. new developments to tell you about this morning concerning a florida pastor who's planning to hold a burn a koran day on the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. the fbi says that although there's no evidence of the specific threat, incredible information that extremists may retaliate if the church goes through with the plans. pastor terry jones has received death threats from suspected extremist extremists. despite this and calls from the highest le
. >> or whining, as vice president biden would have it. democrats face huge losses in congress this fall and in just five weeks, as you mention. the reason why people point to the inthuenthusiasm gap. so, they're trying to light a fire under those voters. you know, the president will leave here today and he'll go up to madison, wisconsin. he'll try to recapture some of that campaign magic with a big rally up in wisconsin today. he might take the stage to the pretenders singing "stop your sobbing." that's the message they have for the democratic bisover the last two days. some quotes from that "rolling stone" article people need to shake up this lethargy and it's inexcusable if people do not vote. if they want to take their ball and go home, they weren't serious in the first place. this comes after vice president biden last night reiterated his message and told lawrence o'donnell that the same democrats need to buck up. he's here in albuquerque today. thomas, the line between campaigning and policymaking is always pretty tenuous and today is pretty obliterated and today the president will
. the vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates ina wreath laying ceremony at the morial site. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with first lady laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile, plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the center piece, one world trade center is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward, this remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were permanently installed this week at tthhe entrance ofpt th natio september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> reporter: and always remind them never to forget. and in what has also become a tradition tonight, a tribute in light, two beams illuminating the night sky, symboli
to get his democratic base fired up and energized to go to the polls. joe biden has the same idea, but he has tough love for the not so loyal left. those threatening to stay home in november. in new hampshire, he told democrats to stop bhining. then he talked to lawrence o'donnell on the last word. >> it's time to buck up here and understand we can make things better and continue to move forward. not yield the playing field to those folk who is are against everything that we stand for in terms of the initiatives we put forward. >> mike viquiera is in albuquerque, new mexico, traveling with the president. back yard chats of the new black. >> the president likes these venues and is in the land of enchantment to talk about education. he plans we are told to go after republicans and their pledge to america. of course republicans want to cut all funding back to 2008 levels and the administration and democrats said let's stop and look at the repercussions and law enforcement. from here he flies on to madison, wisconsin with a big rally to recapture the campaign magic consistent with the message
gibbs on "today" show seem to contradict president obama and vice president biden's stance three years ago. >> i am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. in fact, i think it will do the reverse. i think it takes pressure off the iraqis to arrive at the sort of political accommodation that every observer believes is the ultimate solution to the problems we face there. >> if he surges another 20, 30, whatever he is going to into baghdad, it will be a tragic mistake, in my view but as a practical matter, there is no way to say, mr. president, stop. >> margaret carlson, seems to be a contradiction there. >> not so instant replay is such a problem for politicians. you know, obama was running then. you know, i don't know why politicians do predict the future that way. i mean, it's the usual thing if you put in more troops you will get a cessation for a while of violence. but they were right in the end. it did not -- look at the government in iraq. you have a rosy picture of it. there isn't one. so the surge did not produce the pol
. i'm going to get live reaction from las vegas in a moment. >>> and vice president joe biden thinks tea party nut jobs like christine o'donnell and rand paul will actually help the democrats in a month. >>> all that, plus, people behind carly fiorina's infamous sheep commercial are now work for christine o'donnell. what a nice fraternity. >>> and stephanie miller weighs in on boehner's tan man activity in club ed. maybe you want to rebuild homes for those in need? or, maybe you want to help improve our schools? whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer or donate for the causes you believe in at take charge of making a difference. of lick racing, starting with you, dsrl. stufy, make the call. ♪ [ dialing ] [ beeping ] [ beeping ] [ beeping ] [ eli ] it's go time. ♪ ♪ >>> coming up on "the ed show," president obama, well, he's fighting like never before for american workers. he's getting tough with china. and forcing their hand in a big way. you will never see a republican do anything like
's a moderate publican. everyone thought he was a shoo-in. this used to be joe biden's senate seat, until christine o'donnell. she's the tea party candidate. this time she iss viewed as having a big chance in this primary. let's get right back to our panel. national political correspondent jessica yellin joins us as well. jess, you are live on the ground in delaware. and among ose you have talked to is christine o'donnell who knows the national republican establishment is running against her, and she says they're running against her because they're scared. >> i think the party is obviously trying to desperately hold on to the power of who they get to choose to serve rather than letting the people chse to serve. and we're fighting back. we're fighting back hard. and i think that the establishment, whols's launched these false accusations and attack ads are not only fighting for my opponent's political career, but their own political career. >> heading into the final day, jess, what is the sense on the ground? is she in play? >> reporter: she really is in play, john. and part of the reason
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. the president repeatedly pressed his military brass for an exit plan. he secretly enlisted joe biden to push his strategy that would have greatly reduced our role in afghanistan. he signed off on an additional 30,000 troops, despite the fact that he, president obama, was looking for a way out. and he set a withdrawal deadline so he wouldn't lose democratic party people. woodward's book and the intense struggles over the president's war plan is our top story tonight. >>> plus, how's this for outrage? in the top health insurance companies have already found a way to not cover children with pre-existing conditions. they are simply dropping their policies designed exclusively for kids. is this a preview of 2014, when coverage is supposed to kick in for everyone under the health care plan? >>> and are the democrats doing enough to keep the tea party from turning even big blue states red? a new poll has republican carl paladino, perhaps best known for its racist and pornographic e-mails within striking distance of democrat, andrew cuomo in the race for new york governor. >>> also, tired of washington
since the publication of bob woodward's new book, "obama wars," biden speaking out about his clashes on afghanistan policy. and the last word, lawrence asked him what afghanistan would look like today if the administration had adopted biden's strategy of fewer troops. >> barack obama's president of the united states. i told him i would give him my unvarnished opinion and back it up with the facts as i saw them. the president had the most thorough going review. the american people should read bob woodward's book, because at the end of the book, they will see a president who was a leader, a president who approached problems in an analytical way and made sound decisions everyone signed on to including joe biden. >> the vice president also addressed the part of woodward's book where biden reportedly called special envoy richard holbrooke, "the most egotistical bastard i've ever met." >> it will not shock you in a discussion, people may or may not have talked about dick's ego just like they talk about my being too loquacious. what they didn't do, didn't say what the end of that sentence w
in the economy certainly hindered road maintenance in many jurisdictions. >>> joe biden will be in chevy chase this morning to help raise money for a senator. who is in a heavily favored election in the fall. biden has been traveling around the country, campaign and go fundraising for democratic candidates. >>> we need the orioles. there we go. david ortiz, the orioles could not finish off the red sox. kevin millwood couldn't make it to the sixth, giving up six runs. the red sox beat the orioles 6-1. >>> jamie is back to thinking about joe again. >> reporter: we are talking about temperatures quit mild after 91 yesterday. a summer like day here on this first full day of autumn. 71 new york, 60s to 70s across the region. patchy, thick fog from yesterday's storms. we have been watching this approaching hagerstown. this may hold off some of the sun glare this morning. storms firing into the mountains again this afternoon. those did carry and with the chance of the heat, just a general idea could be four, could be seven. anywhere in between we are looking at the showers trying to roll through into
a dog. then biden got up to agree with him and he had, biden, sit! >>> white house party crasher michelle salahi is going to pose nude in playboy. her main motivation is that no one has invited her to. >>> dr. oz had a colonoscopy on his showed. i want to say to my camera guys, you could have it much worse. >> late night with jimmy fallon, weeknights at 12:35. >>> and it's time now for your first look at entertainment news. yoko ohno is said to be pleased with the decision to keep her husband's killer behind bars. a new york parole board turned down mike david chapman citing, the disregard for human life. he shot john lennon outside his home in 1980. >>> angelina jolie met flood victims in northwestern pakistan yesterday, appealing to the world to come to the aid of the country. >>> hillary did you hauff was s with a discriminate to the new spider-man flip. >>> and finally, a lawyer for actress minca kelly denies reports that she had a major meltdown on a new york to l.a. flight after being told that she couldn't put her dog on her seat during takeoff. tmz reported that it took a
. when they did the original review of afghanistan president. vice president biden asked how much money are we spending in afghanistan? how much money are we spending in pakistan? we are spending billions upon billions more in afghanistan. pakistan has a nuclear weapons and that's where the real threat is. he says there's something wrong with this picture. and vice president biden has been pressing for a more minimalist approach in afghanistan. he lost out in the review, but i think his views are very much alive. > obama's problem is this, he fired general mccrystal and now he has the most famous general in america in charge of afghanistan. he can't not give patraeus what he wants. if he says general patraeus, we have to move out, and he says i'm not losing this war. so obama has get any help from brojinsky, who is the former national security director? >> the extremely famous and renowned foreign policy. >> and therefore, it's a self- defeating proposition. >> i agree with him, we can't put -- you can win that with 500,000 guys, we aren't going to put those guys in there. john, i th
stance on koran-burning issues. >>> president obama and joe biden will travel to new york for saturday's anniversary of september 11th and first lady michelle obama will join former first lady laura bush in pennsylvania for ceremonies marking the crash of united airlines flight 93. >>> in local politics, greg bernstein, candidate for baltimore city state's attorney pulling in a lot of cash. his campaign raised a total of $290,000. he said he's pleased by the cross-section of support that his fight crimes first message inspired throughout baltimore neighborhoods. >>> this week president obama is unveiling a new plan for boosting the economy. a new abc news "washington post" poll shows he has a lot of ground to make up with voters. for the first time most voters, 52% now disapprove of the way the president is handling his job overall. more votes now say the president has made the economy worse. likely voters now favor an unname republican over a democratic candidate. by 53% to 43%, the widest gap gop margin on record. >> the summer kicked off with joe biden predicting a gain of 500,000 j
" and it goes right up to combat mission of. president of joe biden of arrived earlier this week to carry out the change of command. obama has been talking with troops through the day and even as a candidate, president barack obama was against the war in a rock, he always said that leaded states should be fighting and tonight the president is also expecting to address at some point or to some degree of what is happening with the nation's economy, currently is an issue on the minds of those who are dealing with job losses, the economy, unemployment rates and here in california law this article which you%. will be ready for >> tonight i would like to talk to about the end of the combat missions in iraq. we were to talk with the challenges we face a we need to read it on nation here at home. i know this is a short moment comes in a great time of uncertainty for many americans and it has not been nearly a decade of war. it g7vÑwas a long and painful recen and sometimes we face storms. the future we're trying to build, a feature of the everlasting peace and prosperity might be around our reach bu
] >> -- technology lovers. details on this morning's announcement just ahead. ♪[ music ] >> vice-president joe biden and defense secretary robert gates are in baghdad today to help mark the end of u.s. military command in iraq. the ceremony began at 5:00 a.m. pacific time and two hours later the combat phase of u.s. involvement was officially over. biden also shook hands with troops. a new commander is also in charge of the 50,000 troops who will remain in iraq for none combat purposes full troop withdrawal is expected by the end of next year. >>> after a they of neal two years mid-east peace talks have begun again in washington, d.c. president obama this morning meet with israeli prime minister bet amin net net and is scheduled to meet later today with the palestinian president. they are scheduled to meet face- to-face tomorrow. after his meeting with the israeli prime minister mr. obama condemned yesterday's killing of four israelis open the west bank. >> the united states is going to be unwaiverring in support of israel's security. and we are going to push back against these kinds of terrorist ac
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